On the Homefront

Breaking stories on home improvement and real estate tied to our communities

MCM Gem with 'Wow' Power
Tastefully restored stunner by unsung local architect Russell Barnecut on Marin market
House of Questions
"What can I do to maintain the integrity of my Eichler's exterior siding and extend its life?"
Two Neutra Homes Winners!
Restorations of his SoCal house designs among LA Conservancy award honorees
From England with Love
British couple thrives on blogging about their Sacramento Eichler’s DIY renovation
Laudable Lautners Languish?
Two of visionary architect's classic homes still hang on the market—for eight figures!
In with the New…and the Old
Design pro revisits key mid-century themes tied to new CA-Modern landscaping story
Neighborhood Building Blocks
How family's tasteful Eichler re-do brings appreciation to Burlingame's Mills Estates
Frank and Bing Digs for Sale
Sinatra and Crosby party pads go head to head with big price tags on SoCal market
Garage Doors with Integrity
Keep your original garage doors—repair and automation are easier than you think
House of Questions
"How can we add on to our Eichler without losing the aesthetic or friends around us?"
Sold!—a Modern Masterpiece
Frank Lloyd Wright's 'textile block' Storer House of Hollywood fetches record price
What Color is Your Eichler?
It's best to keep things simple and earthy for your home's next exterior paint project
Revival of the Coolest
Despite years of tangled history, the VFAN carries on with its sleek, retro good looks
What Rotates 320 Degrees?
Must be Marin's circle-shaped Harkleroad Round House—now up for grabs to rent
Crowning Touch with 'Pop'
Couple bent on spiffing up the streetscape aesthetic with homegrown Eichler Numbers
House of Questions
"What's lies in the future if your Eichler's radiant heat pipes are steel—not copper?"
Determined Do-It-Yourselfers
East Bay couple's dreams come true with a fixer-upper they call 'Destination Eichler'
Want Cabinetry with Style?
Design pro takes insider’s look at 12 choice kitchen brands featured in new CA-Modern
Will Insurance Cover Costs?
New CA-Modern story follows three Eichler homes that face rebuilding after fatal fires